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Empowering Syrian Refugee Women in Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey in Building Independent Livelihoods Through Improving Their Digital Competencies and Entrepreneurship Capabilities

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Timeframe 01.07.2022-30.06.2023 Lõppenud
Target group Refugee women and young people from Syria and Palestine
Budget 109 558 EUR
Funders
  • ESTDEV
Partners

70% of Syrian refugees live below the poverty line. The main challenges they face are unemployment and unequal access to education and other basic services. 70% of those in need are women or children. Poverty increases the risk of negative coping strategies, from child marriage, to sexual and gender-based violence, to child and slave labor. According to Syrian refugee women, their biggest challenges are accommodation, lack of knowledge of the Turkish language, and unemployment. Due to the spread of COVID-19, some school studies and counseling services in Turkey, Lebanon, and Jordan have now been transferred to virtual platforms, so increasing digital literacy in the target communities is of immediate urgency.

Project objectives

This project aims to improve the situation of 475 Syrian refugees, with a focus on women and children in Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey. By providing them with digital competence courses, vocational training, and empowering workshops, this project improves their livelihoods and competitiveness in the labor market. In addition, the project aims to provide children with play skills through development workshops and psychosocial support in Turkey. 

Actions and results

The project plan was to educate at least 80 women with the intent to improve their digital competences and know how to use digital devices and the Internet, so that they could meet their daily needs and actively participate in community life. This project educated at least 45 women with the intent to improve their entrepreneurial skills so that they could be ensured independent sustainable livelihoods. Through this project, 350 women have been empowered and are aware of their rights, and 20 children participated in developmental workshops, and thanks to this, their mothers were able to participate in other project activities.